Key Topics Include:
- The epidemiology of AMD and the global burden of the disease
- Combining traditional retinal exam methods with new technologies to facilitate early AMD detection
- How to customize treatment plans for patients with exudative and non-exudative AMD
- Implementing evidence-based nutritional management when appropriate
- The roles of macular pigment optical density testing, OCT, and dark adaptometry in building a retina/AMD practice
Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO
Dr. Jeffry Gerson graduated from Indiana University school of Optometry in 1997, after which he went on to do a VA residency concentrating in low vision and ocular disease. He has been in several different practice settings, including a retina referral practice where he participated in several large clinical trials. Most recently, Dr. Gerson has been in private practice, and his current practice is a collaboration of both OD’s and MD’s. He see’s primary care patients, and has an emphasis on retinal care in his practice. He still participates in clinical trials and utilizes many different diagnostic modalities. Dr. Gerson is a frequent lecturer in the US and abroad, and writes regularly for optometric publications. When not at work, he enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.
Anthony Clark, OD
Dr. Anthony Clark is the owner and Chief Medical Officer of Triangle Visions Optometry in North Carolina. Triangle Visions Optometry's 15 clinics embrace the full spectrum of optometry, including medical, vision therapy, low vision, and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Clark is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, class of 1990. He has been married to his wife Dee Dee, also an Optometrist, for 30 years. They have six children, a son-in-law, and one amazing dog named Riley. Dr. Clark enjoys being an Elder and teacher at Ambassador Presbyterian Church.
Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Dr. Steven Ferrucci is chief of optometry and residency director at the Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care Center in California. He is a professor at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University and currently serves as president of the Optometric Retina Society.
Diana Shechtman, OD, FAAO
Dr. Diana Shechtman is a full professor of optometry at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, where she serves as a clinician in The Eye Care Institute. She is also the coordinator of the diabetes and macula service and the director of interdisciplinary education. Dr. Shechtman is a member of ASCO’s Inter-professional Education and Collaborative Practice Committee (IPECP), a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), as well as the Optometric Retinal Society (ORS). Her area of interest has centered on retinal disease. She has participated in various research grants, authored numerous posters and publications. She is also a member of the editorial board for a number of journals and will be authoring Optometric Management’s Inter-Professional column. She continues to lecture at a local, national and international level on areas in retinal disease. She will be completing a 6-month retinal shadowing experience in Oct-April 2016 with an emphasis in medical treatment, inter-professional care and retinal disease in Miami, Florida.